Police departments statewide now required to make officer misconduct reports public

If a police officer in New Jersey uses excessive force or lies on the job, the public is going to know about it.

News 12 Staff

Nov 16, 2022, 5:36 PM

Updated 616 days ago

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If a police officer in New Jersey uses excessive force or lies on the job, the public is going to know about it.
A new plan from the state attorney general mandates that all departments statewide make officer misconduct reports open to the public.
The directive is a result of a state Supreme Court decision that found authorities withhold such records too often.
This can include behaviors ranging from discrimination to domestic violence and filing false reports.  


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